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Klietmann: Omicron is serious business, not reason for panic

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Scientists have long known that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, would continually evolve. That's just what viruses do - they mutate to spread and survive.
The new omicron variant possesses several mutations to evade antibodies induced by vaccinations and previous natural infections. That's why cases are reaching record levels in many countries, including the United States, which reported over 1 million daily cases in early January. Even vaccinated and previously infected people are vulnerable.
Those characteristics demand a cautious - but not alarmist - response by politicians...
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